Join us for a Spain Getaway! We will be exploring both Barcelona and Madrid. We will spend 3 nights in Barcelona and 3 nights in Madrid.
We depart the US on April 30 on an overnight flight to Barcelona; and arrive on May 1st. We will check into our hotel which is the TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel. We will have breakfast daily.
On May 2nd we will meet in the morning after breakfast for an OPTIONAL TOUR: we meet up to enjoy the tour of the Barcelona Sagrada Familia with a Priority pass. COST: $65
After this tour, the rest of the afternoon is on your own until we meet up for OPTIONAL TOUR: Wine, Jamon and Tapas Tasting tour. Visit the gothic quarter of Barcelona while you discover the tipical gastronomy of the city. See alongside your knowledgeable local guide the popular center of Barcelona, also the guide will lead you through the some of the most popular bars where you can taste some of the most famous dishes of Spain. COST $75
On May 3rd we will have an OPTIONAL TOUR: full day touring Montserrat and having a wine tasting with lunch, Venture into the Catalan countryside to visit Montserrat and go wine tasting on this full-day tour from Barcelona. Take a guided tour through the Basilica and Monastery on Montserrat, a beautiful, multi-peak mountain with dramatic rock formations, with free time to continue exploring the museum, farmer's market, or views from the ridge of Cavall Bernat. Afterward, visit the winery of Oller de Mas for a cellar tour, wine tasting, and a multi-course, Catalan meal. COST: $115
May 4th we will check out of the hotel and board a train to Madrid. We will check into the Iberostar Las Letras Grand Via for 3 nights.
After checkin, we will meet up for the OPTIONAL TOUR of Madrid wine, ham and cheese tasting tour. On this tour with me, you will get the most authentic experience around the Spanish capital. You will be tasting the most local products while learning about the production process and history of all that you eat. We will meet in the most well-known and iconic plaza in Madrid and from there begin our journey to jamonerias that are selilng hams and cured meats like they have been doing for years! We will also taste local cheeses at San Miguel Market, just a short walks away from Plaza Mayor. You will learn how to pair the cheeses with Spanish wines, so you can then throw the best tapas parties when you get back home to impress your friends and family. COST: $75
May 5th OPTIONAL TOUR: we will enjoy a skip the lines Madrid Palace entrance COST $45, Tour the palace on your own
OPTIONAL TOUR: this evening we will meet up for a Madrid Historical Walking tour with Food Tasting and Dinner. Experience the unique flavor and culture of the Spanish capital on a combo history and tapas walking tour in Madrid. Stroll through the winding, atmospheric streets of the old city center while your guide illuminates the many-layered history of sights like Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace and Puerta del Sol. Along the way, stop at several authentic tapas bars, where you’ll feast like a local on an array of traditional appetizer-sized dishes paired with Spanish wine, sangria and typical liquors. COST $